Voters reject emergency operating levy for Hubbard Schools

This was the first time since 2001 that Hubbard Schools has asked taxpayers for new money to cover basic expenses

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HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – An emergency operating levy for Hubbard Schools failed, forcing the district to remain on a tight budget.

Voters rejected the tax levy by almost 55 percent, according to unofficial returns.

The district took a hit after cuts in state funding spread its budget very thin. It says it took several measures to cut costs, including eliminating 23 administration and staff positions.

The 7.1 mill levy would have cost homeowners of a $100,000 home about $250 a year.

This was the first time since 2001 that Hubbard Schools has asked taxpayers for new money to cover basic expenses.

The levy would have gone into effect for ten years.